Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Prizes -Six Month Round Up

As everyone starts seriously talking holidays the inevitable 'summer reads' will be in the Sunday papers and the Kindle vs. paperbacks will be debated over a glass of white in the back garden. Anyone who knows me well knows I'm a list-aholic and for my summer reading I like to draw from the recent prize winners. Here for my reference and your perusal is a collection  of some of the most recent shortlists and winners:

BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE Shortlist 
Audrey Magee - The Undertaking (Winner)
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ONDAATJE PRIZE 
Alan Johnson              This Boy   (Winner)
  
 
WELLCOME PRIZE
Far From The Tree- Andrew Solomon (Winner)
Signature of all things Wounded small Creation small
Inconvenient small Hallucination Small Far from small
PULITZER PRIZE-FICTION
Donna Tartt- The Goldfinch (Winner)
  
IMPAC SHORTLIST (Winner not yet announced)
  
  
  
 
FOLIO PRIZE (inaugral year)
George Saunders - Tenth of December (winner)
  
  
 
COSTA
Overall winner-The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (First novel)
Shortlists: First Novel
  
Novel Shortlist
   
Biography
  
Independent Foreign Fiction
winner: The Iraqui Christ -Hassan Blasim
A Man in Love A Meal in WinterRevenge
Strange Weather in Tokyo  The Iraqi Christ The Mussel Feast
If you can't make a summer list from that lot- you're lost for good!